Press Releases

Ranking Member Larsen Statement on Concealed Sexual Assault Investigation at the Coast Guard Academy

July 12, 2023

Washington, D.C. – Today, Ranking Member of the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure Rick Larsen (D-WA) released the following statement after news that the U.S. Coast Guard concealed an investigation into sexual assaults at the Coast Guard Academy—Operation Fouled Anchor—was made public. “The path to a future free from sexual assault and harassment begins with bringing these terrible incidents to light—not covering them up,” Ranking Member … Continue Reading


Ranking Members Larsen, Napolitano Ask EPA, Army Corps of Engineers to Help Protect Clean Water Post-Sackett Decision

July 10, 2023

Washington, D.C. — Today, House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure Ranking Member Rick Larsen (D-WA) and Ranking Member of the Subcommittee on Water Resources and Environment Grace Napolitano (D-CA) sent a letter urging the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Corps) to help assess the damage done to clean water protections by the U.S. Supreme Court’s Sackett decision and chart a path forward to restoring these critical safeguards for … Continue Reading


Ranking Member Larsen Statement on the Retirement of Congresswoman Grace Napolitano

July 08, 2023

Washington, D.C. – Today, Ranking Member of the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure Rick Larsen (D-WA) issued the following statement after Grace F. Napolitano (D-CA), the Ranking Member of the Subcommittee on Water Resources and Environment announced she would not seek another term in Congress. “Grace Napolitano is a trailblazing leader whose stalwart advocacy has greatly benefited her California constituents as well as families all around the country,” … Continue Reading


Ranking Member Larsen Praises Bipartisan Infrastructure Law for Making Federal and Tribal Lands More Accessible

July 06, 2023

Washington, D.C.—Today, Ranking Member of the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure Rick Larsen (D-WA) released the follow statement after the Federal Highway Administration announced grant recipients for the Nationally Significant Federal Lands and Tribal Projects (NSFLTP) Program. The program provides funding for major construction and rehabilitation projects that improve access to federal and Tribal lands. “From making Mud Valley Road safer and more reliable for … Continue Reading


Ranking Member Larsen on RAISE Grants from the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law: “This Is Game-Changing Funding”

June 28, 2023

  WASHINGTON, DC— Today, Ranking Member of the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure Rick Larsen (D-WA) issued the following statement after the U.S. Department of Transportation announced $2.2 billion in funding for recipients of the Rebuilding American Infrastructure with Sustainability and Equity (RAISE) Discretionary Grant program. RAISE grants provide funding for projects with significant local or regional impact. “This is game-changing funding that will … Continue Reading


Ranking Members Larsen, Norton Celebrate $1.7 Billion in Bipartisan Infrastructure Law Funding for Green Transit

June 26, 2023

  WASHINGTON, DC— Today, Ranking Member of the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure Rick Larsen (D-WA) and Ranking Member of the Subcommittee on Highways and Transit Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC) issued the following statement after the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) announced $1.7 billion in Buses and Bus Facilities and Low or No Emission Vehicle Program grants. This funding will support state and local efforts to buy or modernize buses, improve facilities, … Continue Reading


Ranking Members Larsen, Napolitano Statements from Hearing on Fiscal Year 2024 Budget Request for Army Corps

June 22, 2023

Washington, D.C. — The following are opening remarks, as prepared for delivery, from Ranking Member of the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure Rick Larsen (D-WA) and Ranking Member of the Subcommittee on Water Resources and Environment Grace F. Napolitano (D-CA) during today’s hearing titled, “Review of Fiscal Year 2024 Budget Request: Agency Perspectives (Part I).” Videos of opening statements from Larsen and Napolitano can be found here and … Continue Reading


Ranking Members Larsen Statement from Hearing on Equipping the Coast Guard to Face Emerging Challenges

June 21, 2023

Washington, D.C. — The following are opening remarks, as prepared for delivery, from Ranking Member of the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure Rick Larsen (D-WA) during today’s hearing titled, “Review of the National Academy of Sciences Report ‘The Coast Guard’s Next Decade: An Assessment of Emerging Challenges and Statutory Needs.’” More information on the hearing can be found here. Ranking Member Larsen: Thank you, Chair Webster. … Continue Reading


T&I Committee Advances Bipartisan FAA Reauthorization Bill

June 14, 2023

Washington, D.C. - Today, the Transportation and Infrastructure Committee approved H.R. 3935, the Securing Growth and Robust Leadership in American Aviation Act, a bill to reauthorize the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and aviation safety and infrastructure programs for the next five years, by a unanimous 63-0 vote. The bipartisan legislation was introduced on June 9th by T&I Committee Chairman Sam Graves (R-MO), T&I Committee Ranking Member Rick Larsen (D-WA), Aviation … Continue Reading


T&I Committee Leaders Introduce Bipartisan FAA Reauthorization Legislation

June 09, 2023

Washington, D.C. - Today, Transportation and Infrastructure Committee Chairman Sam Graves (R-MO), along with full Committee Ranking Member Rick Larsen (D-WA), Aviation Subcommittee Chairman Garret Graves (R-LA), and Aviation Subcommittee Ranking Member Steve Cohen (D-TN), introduced the Securing Growth and Robust Leadership in American Aviation Act, bipartisan legislation to reauthorize the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and aviation safety and infrastructure programs for the next five … Continue Reading


Ranking Members Larsen, Payne, Jr. Statements from Hearing on Strengthening Amtrak Service

June 06, 2023

Washington, D.C.—The following are opening remarks, as prepared for delivery, from Ranking Member of the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure Rick Larsen (D-WA) and Ranking Member of the Subcommittee on Railroads, Pipelines, and Hazardous Materials Donald M. Payne, Jr. (D-NJ), during today’s hearing, titled “Amtrak Operations: Examining the Challenges and Opportunities for Improving Efficiency and Service.” Video of Larsen’s and Payne, Jr.’s … Continue Reading


Ranking Member Larsen’s Statement on House Passage of the Bipartisan Budget Agreement

May 31, 2023

Washington, D.C. - Ranking Member of the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure Rick Larsen (D-WA) released the following statement after the House passed the Bipartisan Budget Agreement. "Today, I supported a deal that avoids a catastrophic default and leaves the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law's funding fully intact to continue to support communities, create jobs and keep our economy competitive," Ranking Member Larsen said. "The bipartisan understanding that Congress must … Continue Reading


Ranking Member Larsen’s Statement on Debt Limit Agreement

May 30, 2023

Washington, D.C. - Ranking Member of the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure Rick Larsen (D-WA) released the following statement after President Biden and House Republican lawmakers reached a deal on the debt limit. "President Biden, navigating a litany of extreme Republican demands, has delivered a deal that avoids a catastrophic default and preserves our ability to build and rebuild America's infrastructure," Ranking Member Larsen said. "Not one cent from the Bipartisan … Continue Reading


Ranking Members Larsen and Napolitano Issue Statements on Supreme Court WOTUS Decision

May 25, 2023

  Washington, D.C. - Today, Ranking Member of the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure Rick Larsen (D-WA) and Ranking Member of the Subcommittee on Water Resources and Environment Grace F. Napolitano (D-CA) released the following statements after the U.S. Supreme Court announced its decision in the case of Sackett v. Environmental Protection Agency. “Today’s misguided ruling from the Supreme Court is a massive gift for polluters and a devastating setback for clean water in … Continue Reading


Ranking Members Larsen, Titus Statements from Hearing to Examine the National Emergencies Act

May 24, 2023

  Washington, D.C. — The following are opening remarks, as prepared for delivery, from Ranking Member of the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure Rick Larsen (D-WA) and Ranking Member of the Subcommittee on Economic Development, Public Buildings, and Emergency Management Dina Titus (D-NV) during today’s hearing titled, “Never Ending Emergencies – An Examination of the National Emergencies Act.” Video of Larsen’s and Titus’ … Continue Reading


T&I Committee Approves Legislation, Including Bills to Boost Supply Chains

May 23, 2023

Washington, D.C. - Ranking Member of the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure Rick Larsen (D-WA) released the following statement after the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure passed 17 bills. "Today's markup is a testament to the effectiveness of bipartisan collaboration, resulting in legislation that creates good-paying jobs that can't be outsourced," Ranking Member Larsen said. "The Committee advanced bills that will invest in our maritime supply chain while … Continue Reading


Reps. Larsen and DeSaulnier Applaud House Passage of NOTAM Improvement Act

May 22, 2023

  Washington, DC – Today, Ranking Member of the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure Rick Larsen (D-WA) and Rep. Mark DeSaulnier (D-CA) applauded passage of the NOTAM Improvement Act of 2023. “This winter’s NOTAM outage, which caused mass flight cancellations and delays, demonstrated the need to invest in technology to maintain America’s gold standard in aviation safety and reliably get Americans where they need to be,” Ranking Member Larsen … Continue Reading


Ranking Members Larsen, Payne, Jr., and T&I Colleagues to Chair Graves: Hold a Rail Safety Hearing

May 22, 2023

Washington, D.C. -Today, House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure Ranking Member Rick Larsen (D-WA), Ranking Member of the Subcommittee on Railroads, Pipelines, and Hazardous Materials Donald M. Payne, Jr. (D-NJ), Vice Ranking Member of the Subcommittee on Railroads, Pipelines, and Hazardous Materials Valerie Foushee (D-NC), Rep. Emilia Sykes (D-OH) and 26 additional T&I Members sent a letter urging the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure Chair Graves to … Continue Reading


Ranking Members Larsen, Titus Statements from Hearing on FEMA Disaster Preparedness and Response

May 17, 2023

Washington, D.C. - The following are opening remarks, as prepared for delivery, from Ranking Member of the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure Rick Larsen (D-WA) and Ranking Member of the Subcommittee on Economic Development, Public Buildings, and Emergency Management Dina Titus (D-NV) during today's hearing titled, "The Impacts of FEMA's Strategic Plan on Disaster Preparedness and Response." Video of Larsen's and Titus' opening statements are here and here. More … Continue Reading


Ranking Members Larsen, Napolitano Statements from Hearing on Protecting the Clean Water Act

May 16, 2023

Washington, D.C. - The following are opening remarks, as prepared for delivery, from Ranking Member of the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure Rick Larsen (D-WA) and Ranking Member of the Subcommittee on Water Resources and Environment Grace F. Napolitano (D-CA) during today's hearing titled, "The Next Fifty Years of the Clean Water Act: Examining the Law and Infrastructure Project Completion." Videos of opening statements from Larsen and Napolitano can be found here and … Continue Reading